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The Russians were no losses the first round of the tournament in Cincinnati

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In Cincinnati is gaining momentum most prestigious tournament of a series “masters” under the auspices of the Association of tennis professionals, held on hard courts. In the first round (1/32 finals) in the grid that our men managed to do without losses. Россияне прошли без потерь первый круг турнира в Цинциннати

Daniil Medvedev without false modesty, said that the last time shows “great tennis”.. Photo: EPA

Men in the second game of the day in the fight for the title entered Andrei Rublev and Daniil Medvedev. 21-year-old Rublev in his opening match defeated Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili – 6:7, 6:4, 6:2. It is noteworthy that the Russians managed to overcome them only from the third attempt. And the last defeat dates back to July 28, when Rublev shame lost to Basilashvili in the final of the tournament in Hamburg.

In the second round, Andrew was waiting for more serious test – a meeting with an experienced Swiss 34-year-old Stanislas Wawrinka. This game ended late last night.

Through the barrier of the first round and took the 23-year-old Daniil Medvedev, who defeated Briton Kyle Edmund – 6:2, 7:5. Some problems in the second set Daniel explained to insufficient physical readiness. “But I still show great tennis,” added Medvedev. Next opponent Daniel was supposed to be Frenchman Benoit Paire. This match ended after signing of this number “RG” in print.

The same applies to games of another Russian, 23-year-old Karen Hechanova, who was to face off with eccentric Australian Nick Curiosum. By the way, before the match with the Russian tennis player Kirios, usually not very generous with praises for his opponents, suddenly weighed Hechanova a couple of compliments: “He’s a terrific player and still very young. So far, his career developed well. I think that Karen will one of the best in the world.”

Andrei Rublev the third attempt still managed to beat Nikoloz Basilashvili

Yesterday in the second round of their matches and held our girls: Maria Sharapova met with the first racket of the tournament Australian Ashleigh Barty, Veronica Kudermetova with Swede Rebecca Peterson, Svetlana Kuznetsova – Ukrainian Diana Yastremsky, Darya Kasatkina – Madison Keys, and, finally, Ekaterina Aleksandrova from the fourth-seeded competition in Cincinnati, Simona Halep. The results of all these fights became known late in the evening Moscow time.

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